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Old August 22nd, 2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Is there a way with the ignition key etc to retrieve a code in the odo much like a wrangler or do you need an OBD reader in the port? Help?
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there are 2 pins you can jump and it will flash the codes, or swing by autozone and they can read the codes, or, I have a scanner...
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dont jump anything! go to autozone or a repair shop, usually obd 2 doesn't have an option for "jumping the aldl" to retrieve codes, good luck, running bad or ses light?
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dont jump anything! go to autozone or a repair shop, usually obd 2 doesn't have an option for "jumping the aldl" to retrieve codes, good luck, running bad or ses light?
hes correct. if you try and jump 2 pins you run the risk of shorting out the pcm. that would be very bad. you can only jump pins on a gm up till all 94 and some 95's
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dont jump anything! go to autozone or a repair shop, usually obd 2 doesn't have an option for "jumping the aldl" to retrieve codes, good luck, running bad or ses light?
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the reason for OBD2 was to make all vehicles uniform, so a single reader/scanner would work on all of them (in theory), so there was no need to design in a way to retrieve codes without the tool.
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